Cayman GTS

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Budweiser

Original Poster:

847 posts

129 months

Wednesday 26th March 2014
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Well I can afford it .

http://www.porsche-code.com/PF2LUA85

What do you think?

SFO

4,690 posts

128 months

Wednesday 26th March 2014
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I would add exterior package in high gloss black, so the plastic bits are painted

Zyp

11,022 posts

134 months

Wednesday 26th March 2014
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For me, what makes the GTS stand out is the alcantara with red stitching.

Budweiser

Original Poster:

847 posts

129 months

Wednesday 26th March 2014
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Spoke to OPC and I could have their first car as they haven't had their allocation yet. Carmine red and black wheels may be added and I agree re the interior so may change that.

Anyone else going for one?

DiscoColin

3,328 posts

159 months

Wednesday 26th March 2014
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Zyp said:
For me, what makes the GTS stand out is the alcantara with red stitching.
The configurator is very cheeky on that though. The stitching is no cost, but requires the "GTS interior package" at over £2k to be accepted in order to spec it. With coloured instrument dials too, so red stitching mandates carmine red instrument dials. Bit of a fail from me for that one I fear.

Zyp

11,022 posts

134 months

Wednesday 26th March 2014
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This is what I'd like - in reality I'd probably have the sports seats though. (Unless I lost a few kg's in lard..)

http://www.porsche-code.com/PF1VDP11

Carl_Docklands

5,324 posts

207 months

Wednesday 26th March 2014
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Zyp said:
This is what I'd like - in reality I'd probably have the sports seats though. (Unless I lost a few kg's in lard..)

http://www.porsche-code.com/PF1VDP11
I like your style Zyp.

Zyp

11,022 posts

134 months

Wednesday 26th March 2014
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Love the Carmine red - very similar to the BMW Imola, which we had many years ago.
I also remember having a blast in a then new Carmine Cayenne GTS with alcantara interior - thought it was soup-herb.

Unfortunately, I probably can't justify spending £63k on a weekend car, when I have a perfectly useable one in the garage.

pete.g

1,221 posts

151 months

Wednesday 26th March 2014
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I'm definitely in the very interested category - manual and no PCM for me and aiming to keep it under £60k.

Carmine Red and either platinum or black wheels look tremendous IMO, but at £2k+ there may be other options I need more.

There are some pretty highly specced ex-demo cars available, but I think the GTS is special enough to justify buying new.

BubblesNW

1,570 posts

128 months

Wednesday 26th March 2014
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pete.g said:
I'm definitely in the very interested category - manual and no PCM for me and aiming to keep it under £60k.

Carmine Red and either platinum or black wheels look tremendous IMO, but at £2k+ there may be other options I need more.

There are some pretty highly specced ex-demo cars available, but I think the GTS is special enough to justify buying new.
How many ex demo 987 Cayman Rs were there? This would be my way to go, let an OPC spec up a GTS to epic spec then pick it up for a cheeky discount offer.

BubblesNW

1,570 posts

128 months

Wednesday 26th March 2014
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pete.g said:
I'm definitely in the very interested category - manual and no PCM for me and aiming to keep it under £60k.

Carmine Red and either platinum or black wheels look tremendous IMO, but at £2k+ there may be other options I need more.

There are some pretty highly specced ex-demo cars available, but I think the GTS is special enough to justify buying new.
How many ex demo 987 Cayman Rs were there? This would be my way to go, let an OPC spec up a GTS to epic spec then pick it up for a cheeky discount offer.

mrdemon

17,286 posts

210 months

Wednesday 26th March 2014
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Prob with ex demo cayman r is the dealers speced them all wrong.

TonySim

272 posts

166 months

Thursday 27th March 2014
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I am waiting for PTS to be available and will then likely order one in Fashion Grey or Riviera Blue. I like white but fancy something different this time. Paying around £1k more for PTS than the 'special' metallics makes it reasonable value in my myopic eyes laugh

Budweiser

Original Poster:

847 posts

129 months

Thursday 27th March 2014
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If I were to use Porsche finance could I expect a discount or a few free extras?

BubblesNW

1,570 posts

128 months

Thursday 27th March 2014
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mrdemon said:
Prob with ex demo cayman r is the dealers speced them all wrong.
Yes, some of the dealers did spec them without buckets etc, but some did order demo cars with excellent specifications. Never let the truth get in the way of a good generalisation though .... wink

rosino

1,200 posts

117 months

Thursday 27th March 2014
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My issue is that you can pick up a 997.2 gt3 for 75k. And that one won't depreciate.

Budweiser

Original Poster:

847 posts

129 months

Thursday 27th March 2014
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rosino said:
My issue is that you can pick up a 997.2 gt3 for 75k. And that one won't depreciate.
I take your point but I'm not buying the car as an investment. ....

Goofnik

205 posts

85 months

Thursday 27th March 2014
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For those who just want photos, here's how I ordered mine: http://imgur.com/a/Re3ge

For those who want the spec, here it is: http://www.porsche-code.com/PF8I9547

This is a track car, but I still don't see PCCB being worth the initial cost and cost of replacing those rotors over the Big Reds. Yes, PDK, because it's faster. A bit of tinsel and uprated stereo for when I'm stuck in traffic. Wish we got the carbon fiber buckets in the US.

Will be driving this for the next 30 years.

V8KSN

4,523 posts

129 months

Thursday 27th March 2014
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Goofnik said:
Will be driving this for the next 30 years.
hehe ...... you are joking right? confused

Goofnik

205 posts

85 months

Thursday 27th March 2014
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It's a Porsche. I hope I don't get bored of it like an econobox.